Go Back   Maryland Shooters > The Arsenal > Optics
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 6th, 2017, 06:46 PM #11
outrider58's Avatar
outrider58 outrider58 is offline
Goggle it Einstein
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 30,106
outrider58 outrider58 is offline
Goggle it Einstein
outrider58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 30,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by GolfR View Post
I use the my golfing range finder. Works to 500 yards depending on the reflectivity of the target. Too bad the built in club selection can't be reprogrammed to predict bullet drop ;-)
Gives whole new meaning to the phrase "what did ya shoot today?".



Here's a little tip; If you end up with one that doesn't adjust for angles(talking bow hunting), when you laser a spot on a trail when pre-ranging your shooting lanes, find a nearby tree. Laser it at the base, then come up the tree and laser it level with you. That will tell you the actual distance.
__________________
Any comments made by me are made with the intent to spur discussion only.
Proceed on your own accord...
outrider58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2017, 06:59 PM #12
sxs's Avatar
sxs sxs is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
Posts: 2,511
Images: 5
sxs sxs is offline
Senior Member
sxs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
Posts: 2,511
Images: 5
I have the Bushnell Sport 1000 ARC. Not sure if it actually does 1000 yds, but it does 500+ yds just fine (across a field I hunt in PA) even against a backdrop of trees. It also adjusts the range based on the angle up or down and works well at short distances for bow hunting. Been pretty happy with it. And, oh yeah....it makes a pretty decent 5x monocular for scoping out an area.


Cool little gadget came with it when I bought it. A personal GPS. You nail a location on it (like where your car is parked) and it will point you to the direction it is in as well as giving you a straight line distance. Helps keep me from gettin' lost in the 20,000 acre public land I've hunted the last couple of years. Even after returning home from my hunting/scouting trip on Saturday, it showed me the distance (106 miles straight line distance) and direction. Not perfect, but will get me back to within 50 or 60 yds or so.
__________________
NRA Endowment Member
NRA Certified Riflery Instructor
Maryland Certified Hunter's Safety Senior Instructor
Member Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Club
Maryland Designated Collector
C&R 03 FFL
Retired Anne Arundel County Dept of Information Technology
Sales Associate at Scott's Gunsmithing

"They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings as eagles"
sxs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2017, 07:10 PM #13
ascorb ascorb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 727
ascorb ascorb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 727
I use a Nikon Aculon cause I'm poor
ascorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2017, 01:53 AM #14
INMY01TA's Avatar
INMY01TA INMY01TA is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,111
INMY01TA INMY01TA is offline
Senior Member
INMY01TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,111
Sig Kilo 2000 here. Works reliably out to 800, a little iffy after that. I did get a hit on something at 2,240 yards once just playing with it.
__________________
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA lifetime member
SAF member
MSI member
Meade Rod & Gun Club member
Meade Rifle & Pistol Club member
INMY01TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2017, 10:57 AM #15
gtodave's Avatar
gtodave gtodave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Airy
Posts: 7,982
gtodave gtodave is offline
Member
gtodave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Airy
Posts: 7,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
Sig Kilo 2000 here. Works reliably out to 800, a little iffy after that. I did get a hit on something at 2,240 yards once just playing with it.
that's a pricey mofo!

Outdoor Life magazine just did a great write up on 10 new models in their October edition. You might want to check it out.

https://www.outdoorlife.com/gear-tes...ooters-in-2017
__________________
We're right, we're free....we'll fight, you'll see.
gtodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2017, 10:42 PM #16
antco antco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calvert, MD
Posts: 3,540
antco antco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calvert, MD
Posts: 3,540
I use a Leica 1600-B on the rare occasion that I need a range finder these days.
__________________
"A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of a little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures."

-Cicero 50 B.C.

antco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2017, 10:48 PM #17
gwchem gwchem is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SoMD
Posts: 1,839
gwchem gwchem is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SoMD
Posts: 1,839
I went cheap for now. Amazon has the Simmons volt 600 on sale, with a 30 dollar rebate. Hopefully it'll work for archery, and range deer to at least 200 yards. I'll report back after some testing.
gwchem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2017, 10:49 PM #18
wilcam47's Avatar
wilcam47 wilcam47 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Arizona!!
Posts: 20,545
Send a message via MSN to wilcam47 Send a message via Yahoo to wilcam47
wilcam47 wilcam47 is offline
Senior Member
wilcam47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Arizona!!
Posts: 20,545
Send a message via MSN to wilcam47 Send a message via Yahoo to wilcam47
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwchem View Post
What's everyone using for a range finder? I'm looking to buy one this winter for bow and rifle hunting, and am asking for recommendations?

Accuracy needs to be good enough. Needs to pick up deer at up to a few hundred yards but also work at 20 yards from the stand. Budget is fairly tight, but I'll shop the holiday sales. Thanks!
I bought this for bow hunting, works good for straight shots. If you are in a climber you can use this, just be aware your distance will change due to angle and this range finder doesnt adjust for angle. It doesnt like picking up stuff at 400+yds...unless its reflective.

__________________
I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker. ~Voltaire


Air Force Veteran--20yrs 14 days
wilcam47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2017, 10:59 PM #19
INMY01TA's Avatar
INMY01TA INMY01TA is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,111
INMY01TA INMY01TA is offline
Senior Member
INMY01TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtodave View Post
that's a pricey mofo!

Outdoor Life magazine just did a great write up on 10 new models in their October edition. You might want to check it out.

https://www.outdoorlife.com/gear-tes...ooters-in-2017
I paid $350 on Black Friday last year, not too bad. Were you looking at the Kilo 2400? It's a grand and a half.
__________________
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA lifetime member
SAF member
MSI member
Meade Rod & Gun Club member
Meade Rifle & Pistol Club member
INMY01TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 21st, 2020, 04:12 PM #20
StantonCree's Avatar
StantonCree StantonCree is offline
Watch your beer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 20,248
StantonCree StantonCree is offline
Watch your beer
StantonCree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 20,248
Anyone have one of these?
Attached Images
 
__________________
one shot of whiskey for myself and one for my new friend
StantonCree is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > The Arsenal > Optics


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service